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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$465K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$352K

2014

$291K

2015

$465K

2016

Number of Claims

3,913

2014

4,224

2015

7,179

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

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An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

175

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

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CEPHALEXIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 17, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.